Nidec ASI brings renewable energy Bahamas island with microgrid


Nidec ASI, head of the Nidec Group’s Nidec Industrial Solutions business platform, has won the tender for a microgrid on a tropical island in the Bahamas. The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half by next year and decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel).

Nidec ASI will supply the electricity grid’s entire control and management system along with an energy storage system with a capacity of 2.5 MWh and a 700 kW rated inverter. The components will contribute to the modernization of the existing plant, improving its performance even from the standpoint of the sustainability of the environment and the landscape. The project has been structured in such a way as to reduce the impact on the landscape.

“This new contract demonstrates how Nidec ASI’s integrated approach is capable of offering state-of-the-art and tailored solutions that manage to adapt to customers’ needs, meet the highest safety and eco-sustainability standards and respect the landscape in which they are installed,” said Dominique Llonch, chief executive of Nidec ASI and chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions. “We are truly proud of being able to contribute to a project that has as its main objective the reduction of greenhouse gases through the use of renewable energy.”

The project, that has again exported Italian knowhow overseas, confirms Nidec ASI’s standing among the world’s leaders in the creation of battery systems, inverters and their control systems, experience that has always been one of the company’s strategic strengths and among the main drivers of a more sustainable development model on a global level.